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. and later mitt romney finally got into the white house don't worry, though it was just for a bowl of chili. it's thursday night and we are just getting started stick around. >> jennifer: welcome back inside "the war room." i am jennifer granholm. so the election is long over but the vote counting is is not. and as it stands today the president leads by four and a half million votes. and they haven't even finished counting big big blue california. so does that give him a mandate? i would say so. here to help us breakdown how much of his economic plan he can actually get passed, because of that overwhelming margin of victory, is laura tyson she serves on the president's jobs council, she's the former chair of the your honor council of economic advice ores, also current tv's chair and economic analyst. welcome back to "this week in football." >> pleasure jennifer. >> jennifer: so here we go, i want to yet get your predictions on what the president's plan was today. so the president offered in terms of revenues, brough
altogether. his plan is essentially a rehash of mitt romney's. closing loopholes to raise revenue and remember, mitt romney lost. and democrats of course, rightly are calling him out on it. representative sandra levin who released a statement yesterday saying that republicans "remain in a state of denial." well, here he is on monday, going even further. >> the republicans have a major decision to make. and that is essentially who's running their party? is it norquist? is it the people who spoke in the election and voted for the president? this issue was foremost in the campaign. the people spoke. the republicans need to listen. >> jennifer: the people spoke! well said, congressman leen! -- levin. deal with it. so far, the republicans have not listened. some of them have even moved on to the next stage of grief which is anger. case in point, eric cantor. he threw a bit of a twitter tantrum today. he tweeted "the house will not adjourn the 112th congress until a credible solution to the fiscal cliff has been
candidates opposed green energy loans for electric vehicles, mitt romney was very outspoken. he wanted to do away with the green energy loan programs that funded things like the nissan leaf. in fact, in 2011, the house republicans almost brought the government to a halt because they wanted to cut about 20% of the programs that allows auto companies to retool plants. so you know, there is a lot of members and as you pointed out earlier in the show, this did become, in part, you know, an anti-obama -- because the president has called for a million evs on the road and republicans, you know, opposed it for a lot of different reasons but one was certainly political. >> jennifer: for example the president and ceo of general motors, dan ackerson is a known republican is the auto industry working republicans to get support for electric vehicles and if they are, how come they're not more successful? is there an oil lobby on the other side of this? >> certainly the oil industry is very powerful. they are out lobbying but remembe
and mitt romney was not elected. the american people liked most of the president's policies, and they want the government to function. if i were a house member, a republican, and i'm thinking of 2014, i would find a way to come up with real proposals and make meaningful change in the nation's tax code. >> jennifer: they are in a box. if they put a specific proposal on the table for either medicare cuts or specific loopholes they want to close whatever, it means that they're bound to those things. that's why nobody wants to put anything in writing. today speaker boehner appointed candace mill for chair the house administration committee. now all week, we've heard all the theirs were men. do you think this is intended and will quiet down the critics that the republicans weren't living? >> no. i mean, it's a nice gesture. it's wonderful to see another woman in a leadership position in congress, but the republican--enough cannot be said about the fact that they need more women. they need more people of color and you should not have to be called out in the media for lack of female reputation am
% of what he wanted. when romney was running for office, there was not a peep until the end of the campaign. he was basically saying we could have a balanced budget amendment. we could cap spending and cut it. so their own colleagues have not told them these last many years that in order to reduce the deficit, you need more revenues, whether that comes from higher rates or higher taxes or getting rid of deductions. so when one of their own says it, it's a shock to the system. >> jennifer: yes, for sure. kerry, do you think that the tea party is going to be able to kill the plan before it gets started? >> you know, it's really the struggle that is going on right now. the speaker put out this plan yesterday that clearly you know is a reversal from where he was at least publicly over the last year and a half, the endorsed revenues privately. you know, he's struggling with keeping his republican conference in line he's saying we need to do the 98% the tax locked in those rates for 98% of the americans, but he has a real issue with them and we're seeing it with the conservative pundits right now
to the old system that they changed so that mitt romney wouldn't get appointed to successor to let did he havedeval patrick appoint a successor. >> i was just going to say what do you think patrick will do? >> i think he'll let the process take it. i think he'll serve out his term and move back into the private be world of private enterprise and big money law firms. >> i don't know. i think -- i disagree with you on that. >> you're not buying that. >> i'm not buying what you're dishing out. i think he'll go to the cabinet if not immediately eventually. i think he'll be a great attorney general when holder decides to step down. i think he's going to washington. that's my guess. i have no inside knowledge. charlie pierce, thanks for joining us inside the war room. coming up, out with the old, in with the new or if you'd rather, what old is new again. house republicans elect a fresh set of committee chairs and show they have gotten the message to finally be more inclusive at least one of the 19 males has a goatee. >> plus, they weren't going to change the way they did things for anyone or an
romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? jennifer speaks truth to power. >>the bottom line is we need an amendment. >>now it's your turn. connect with "the war room" jennifer granholm. >>it's a call to arms. make your voice heard. >> jennifer: when it comes to secretary of state hillary clinton there is no shortage of speculation or what is next for her career. a lot of democrats are hoping to see her make a presidential run in 2016, but it seems new york mayor michael bloomberg has a different idea. bloomberg called clinton and urged her to run for his job in in 2013 after she completes her tenure as secretary of state. should the big apple be secretary clinton's next gig? might be there a job for her there in four years. here after the moves of general petraeus we have karl frisch and donnie fowler. mayor clinton. >> mayor chelsey clinton. >> jennifer: you think hillary clinton would be interested in being mayor? >> no, as great as new york is, i think it would feel like a demotioning to from t
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